At a health clinic in rural Somalia, Deeqa kisses her three-year-old daughter, Mushtar, on the forehead.
“She was so sick, I thought she would die,” says Deeqa while holding Mushtar on her lap.
Eight months ago, Mushtar was so malnourished she had no ability to fight a common cold.
A two-year drought killed all of the family’s goats and cattle. Robbed of their only way of making a living, of their investment for the future, the family gave up on the life they knew.
Deeqa, her husband and their seven children moved to town, relying on a relative to provide room to live in their small yard.
They are among 6.2 million people in Somalia who have been affected by the ongoing drought. Water points have evaporated. Crops have withered and died. Goats, sheep, cattle, even camels – that farm families relied on for milk or meat – starved to death.